By Will Ashton
Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man adaptation will be hitting theaters sooner than later it seems. Originally scheduled to be released on November 5, 2015, the superhero movie will now be released on July 31, 2015.
The Wrap tweeted the news. The change of this release will make it the fourth film that Disney has set for release that summer, with The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, Pixar’s Inside Out on June 19, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 on July 10 and now Ant-Man at the end of July.
This move helps spark the theories that Star Wars: Episode VII will be coming out in winter 2015 instead of summer, and it certainly makes sense. That November date could be a prime release date for the film, and would move it away from the very crowded and bloated summer. But, I’m sure that Star Wars: Episode VII will have no trouble getting an audience, no matter when it comes out.
Also, pinning Ant-Man against Batman vs. Superman (or whatever the hell the movie is really called), which comes out on July 17, 2015, shows that Marvel is either very ballsy or is extremely confident in their film.